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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring

    Topic: The Christian Doctrine of Discovery

    What is the doctrine of discovery?  How does it effect Indians today?  What can be done to combat the doctrine?

    Guests:

    Maria Girouard, Director, Penobscot Nation Cultural & Historic Preservation, maria.girouard@penobscotnation.org

    Gale Corey-Toensing, Indian Country Today

    Resources for learning about the Christian Doctrine of Discovery:

    George E. Tinker (Osage/Cherokee), Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide, Augsburg Press, Minneapolis, 1993.

    George E. Tinker (Osage/Cherokee),  American Indian Liberation: A Theology of Sovereignty, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY, 2008.

    Newcomb, Steven T. (Shawnee/Lenape), Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, Fulcrum, Golden, CO, 2008.

    Miller, Robert J. (Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma), Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny, Praeger, Westport, CT, 2006.

    United Nations General Assembly “The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, 2007, Available for download from UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UNPFII, click EN for English language version; also find background information on this website.

    Deloria, Vine, Jr (Lakota), God is Red: A Native View of Religion, Fulcrum, Golden, CO, 1973.

    Awkwesasne Notes, Mohawk Nation (with Chief Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, Jose Barreiro), “Basic Call to Consciousness”, 2005, Book Publishing, Summertown, TN

    Aperture, Michael E. Hoffman, Executive Director, “Strong Hearts: Native American Visions and Voices, Aperture, NY, 1995.

    Williams, Robert A 1955, Like a Loaded Weapon:

    The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights and the Legal History of Racism in America

    Copyright 2005 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota

    www.doctrineofdiscovery.org

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring

    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Prophesy of the Seven Council Fires

    What is the prophesy about?  Who are the Anisinabe?  What is native thought re: the future?

    Guests:  John Bear Mitchell, Associate Director, Wabanaki Center, University of Maine;  Maria Girouard

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
    Topic: Chief Oren Lyons talk at the University of Maine
    How do Native people interact with the natural world? Is the world as we know it sustainable and in balance? What is the bottom line?
    Guest: Chief Oren Lyons, traditional Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan and member of the Onondaga Nation Council of Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy.

    Both the edited version (that aired), and the longer, full version, are archived below.

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
    Guests: James E. Francis, Sr., Tribal Historian, Penobscot Cultural and Historic Preservation, james.francis@penobscotnation.org; Maria Girouard, Director, Penobscot Cultural and Historic Preservation, maria.girouard@penobscotnation.org
    How does the myth of Columbus perpetuate stereotypes? What is the Wabanaki perspective of Columbus Day? How has native voice been incorporated into education?
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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: LD291, Maine Indian History Law

    What is Wabanaki? How is the Maine Indian History Law progressing? What would we like to see for future certification for teaching the law?

    Guests: Maria Girouard, Director, and James Francis, Sr., Tribal Historian, Penobscot Cultural & Historic Preservation Department, www.penobscotculture.org; John Bear Mitchell, Associate Director, Wabanaki Center, UMaine, 207-581-1417

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